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'''Metta Victoria Fuller Victor''' (née Metta Victoria Fuller; nom de plume '''Seeley Regester''') (March 2, 1831 – June 26, 1885) was an American novelist, credited with authoring of one of the first detective novels in the United States. She wrote more than 100 dime novels
, pioneering the field.
She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania
, the third of five children of Adonijah Fuller and Lucy (Williams) Fuller.
[[http://www.ulib.niu.edu/badndp/victor_meta.html from Beadle and Adams Dime Novel Digitization Project]]
The family moved to Wooster, Ohio
in 1839, where she and her elder sister Frances Fuller Victor|Frances
(who also became a famous writer) attended a female seminary; they both published stories in local newspapers and, later, in the ''Home Journal
''. The sisters moved to New York City
together in 1848, where they continued their literary...